Water - a key reason the last attempt to open mine failed

A little over a decade ago, a company named Emgold tried to reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine and failed. The consultant who authored the Draft Environmental Impact Report wrote: “The analysis conducted in this EIR has determined that the applicant’s proposed measures (APMs) do not adequately reduce the impact of potential well dewatering to a less than significant impact level.” A second draft was never written. Emgold pulled out.

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